first_img0Shares0000Roberto Firmino has promised to make Porto suffer when he and Liverpool’s rampant strikeforce take on the Portuguese side in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday © AFP / FRANCISCO LEONGPORTO, Portugal, Feb 14 – Forward Roberto Firmino has vowed that Liverpool’s deadly strikeforce will make Porto suffer when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.Jurgen Klopp’s side were rampant on the way to winning their group, scoring 23 goals with Firmino scoring six and Mohamed Salah five. Although Philippe Coutinho, who weighed in with five goals in the group stage, has since moved to Barcelona, Salah in particular has stepped up his goalscoring, notching his 29th of the season in all competitions in the win over Southampton at the weekend.And Firmino’s Champions League goal tally has moved him into rarefied territory inhabited by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.“We’re going to make Porto’s life difficult and make them suffer,” said Brazilian Firmino.“If I play a good game then the goals will appear. I am trying to give my maximum for the team and trying to be alongside these great players in Europe.”Porto coach Sergio Conceicao is hoping his stingy defence can thwart the Liverpool offensive — they have conceded just once in the last six league and cup games.“The defensive consistency of the team is the key,” Conceicao added.He said he took pleasure in a meeting of two “historical” clubs — Porto have won Europe’s top club competition twice and Liverpool have lifted the trophy five times, most recently in Istanbul in 2005 when Rafa Benitez was in charge.“We will face a very strong team, with a budget of over 200 million euros, but two historical clubs are playing each other and the players give me the confidence to think we can get through this tie.”His opposite number Klopp meanwhile scoffed at suggestions that his side were one of the underdogs of the 16 remaining clubs.“I don’t think the 2005 side thought about winning the Champions League before the last 16,” he said.“I’ll ask Rafa (Benitez) but that would surprise me because it makes no sense.“If we are in the final then I’ll say we will try to win it but that is too far off.“I don’t like talking about the round after the round you are playing, in fact I hate it.“I only answer nicely now because I am friendly and we are in public but if someone asked me about the round after the round in private I would leave the room.”Klopp confirmed that Loris Karius will start on Wednesday, confirming his newfound status as first choice, after a season of chopping and changing his goalkeeper, but he refused to be drawn on the future of Simon Mignolet.“No-one knows about the future. It is not for me to think about these things, I have to make a decision for tomorrow night,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Up until now, immigration officials rarely focused their attention on L.A., but with increased pressure to crack down on those living in the country illegally, agents have ramped up enforcement efforts. Besides an increase in arrests, the number of illegal immigrants deported from Southern California has risen steadily over the past two years, from 10,352 in 2005 to 13,441 this year. And in October, the head of ICE announced its largest sweep ever in the Southland, with 1,300 illegal immigrants taken into custody during a two-week operation. The raids follow months of high-profile and controversial roundups across the country, which have been decried by immigrant-rights activists who say the sweeps spread fear in immigrant communities. They complain it’s mostly immigrants with no criminal records who wind up being deported. Putting more agents on Southland streets to carry out sweeps, immigration officials said Friday that they have made a record number of arrests this year of criminal immigrants and those who ignored deportation orders. Nearly 2,700 were arrested during raids from the San Fernando Valley to San Bernardino during the year ending Sept. 30 – a 63 percent increase over the previous year. “In the past, there wasn’t a concerted effort to identify and locate people,” said Jim Hayes, Los Angeles field office director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention and removal operation. “That has changed.” There are an estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., with the largest concentration in the Los Angeles area. That number is difficult to estimate, but experts say about 2.4 million live in California. Of the 2,667 immigrants arrested over the past year, 576 had criminal histories, including a 34-year-old Maywood man convicted of involuntary manslaughter who had ignored deportation orders. “We question the way they go about doing these arrests,” said Angela Sanbrano, the director of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean communities, an umbrella group for several pro-immigrant groups. Sanbrano said immigrants don’t know their rights and are often too intimidated to open the door for agents who don’t always have a search warrant. “To some extent, it seems like it’s a publicity campaign to show that they are doing their job,” she said. “But to us it’s worrisome when there are issues of racial profiling, constitutional rights, not to mention the fear that they generate in the community when they see ICE is picking up people.” The operation was part of the agency’s wider strategy, dubbed Fugitive Operations Program, to focus on criminals and the 579,000 immigrants in the U.S. who have defied deportation orders. Begun in 2003, it has garnered support from the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. “We welcome ICE’s direct and targeted intervention in identifying criminal gang members, criminal offenders and habitual offenders that are here unlawfully,” said LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore, who oversees police operations in the Valley. “As that occurs, our streets become safer.” Since October 2006, ICE has added 23 more teams of 10 agents nationally, including one in Orange County that targets fugitives and criminals. Teams are expected to arrest about 1,000 illegal immigrants a year, and with five teams in Southern California Hayes expects next year’s arrests to nearly double. But immigrant-rights groups argue that the push to boost deportations distorts public priorities. “We think their time is better spent in the jails and in the institutional hearings rather than the employment-based or neighborhood sweeps,” said John Trasvi a, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. “They are looking for person A and they pick up person B and C. Those should not be priority removals. They are going overboard in terms of the people they pick up.” And, increasingly, they are seeing police agencies pick up the undocumented immigrants for minor offenses and then turning them over to ICE for immigration violations. In the northeast reaches of the Valley patrolled by Foothill Division officers, police attribute part of the steady drop in crime to their weekly work with immigration officials. Since March, the LAPD has helped ICE identify 32 street gang members and an additional 20 felony suspects, Capt. Joseph Curreri said. “As far as I am concerned, it’s 52 predators that are off the street,” he said. Moore stressed that though the LAPD is collaborating with ICE, it only targets violent criminals and gang members, not witnesses. And officers will not be asking anyone their immigration status – as the city’s Special Order 40 prohibits. Still, he said, “Nobody should look at LAPD as if we are going to give them sanctuary.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champOn Monday, a technician determined it was a danger and people were evacuated from their homes in the rural area. Officials tried to relieve the pressure on the buildup but could not. The state transportation department had closed the highway to the coast shortly before the landslide. The highway is located just west of Clatskanie, between Portland and the Oregon coast. PORTLAND, Ore. – A landslide Tuesday in a region hit hard by last week’s storms slammed into at least four homes and covered a highway shortly after it was closed, officials said. No injuries were reported. The slide of mud, trees and debris covered five acres and moved at least one home onto U.S. Highway 30, said Chris Friend of the state forestry department. Among the damaged homes was one that showed signs of giving way on its foundation and another with mud up to its windows. One woman living above the slide was stranded in her home, where the driveway was wiped out by the slide, but was in no danger, officials said. A buildup of water and debris in a creek preceded the slide. Officials had been monitoring it for days. last_img read more

first_imgThree men who drank their social welfare cheques broke into a restaurant and stole food because they were hungry.The three, all Polish nationals, broke into the well-known Yellow Pepper restaurant in Letterkenny on January 18th last.The men, who had an address at 6 Fortwell, Letterkenny, stole chicken, prawns, 38 packets of coffee and other food worth a total of €300. They later returned and stole six bottles of cooking wine but were caught on CCTV.Some of the food was recovered but the wine was consumed.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the men had arrived in Ireland six years ago and had worked in the construction industry.However since the economic crash they had been unemployed and had found themselves in a quagmire of drink.He described their situation as the exact same as the plight of many Irish people who had emigrated to America many years ago.“They are good men and good workers who find themselves with no way home and nothing to go home to.“Their compatriots are now 60 or 70 years old and the songs about their plight are all there. I would ask that they not become another statistic,” he said.However he said that did not excuse the fact that they broke into a local business and stolen property that was not theirs.Judge Paul Kelly said he was seeking a community service report on all three men and adjourned the case until next January.However he warned the three men “All the court’s sympathy has ben used up. Any further warrants or charges will be looked at more seriously.“At hearing© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyGANG BROKE INTO RESTAURANT AFTER DRINKING SOCIAL WELFARE CASH was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglaryJudge Paul KellyYellow Pepperlast_img read more

first_imgGeraldine McLaughlin gets hauled back during the clash todayArmagh 4-18 Donegal 4-6IT hardly seems fair to finish at the top of a league, only to lose out promotion because of the play-off format.But Donegal Senior Ladies will stay in Division 2 next year after losing out by 12 points to Armagh at Parnell Park this afternoon. The Orchard County’s Aimee Mackin hit 2-5 from play in a repeat of the 2005 decider and will play in Division 1 next year.Armagh were rocked after just 40 seconds when Yvonne McMonagle, who collected a treble, netted for Donegal.Mackin responded in kind after eight minutes before Fionnuala McKenna, who also raised two green flags, struck in the 17th minute.Geraldine McLaughlin scored Donegal’s second goal four minutes before half-time but Armagh pounced with a decisive blow with just 17 seconds remaining on the clock, as Mackin showed a blistering turn of pace to evade the Donegal cover before lashing home her second goal. That gave Armagh a 3-10 to 2-03 half-time lead but Donegal came out fighting and McMonagle hit a 38th minute goal and when McLaughlin popped over a free, the deficit was down to six points, with Donegal trailing by 3-06 to 3-12.McMonagle did pull another goal back for Donegal with eight minutes remaining but Armagh had surged ahead at that stage.Scorers for Armagh: A Mackin 2-5, F McKenna 2-2, K Mallon 0-6 (3f), L McConville 0-2, A McCoy, C Malone & C O’Hanlon 0-1 each.Scorers for Donegal: Y McMonagle 3-0, G McLaughlin 1-2 (0-1f), A McDonnnell, N Hegarty, S McGroddy & A Barrett 0-1 each.ARMAGH: K Daly; M Tennyson, C Morgan, S Marley; S Reel, N Henderson, N Marley; C Malone, C O’Hanlon; A McCoy, K Mallon, L Kenny; L M McConville, F McKenna, A Mackin. Subs: S McCoy for S Marley (44), M McAlinden for McKenna (50), M McGuinness for N Marley (50), T McCoy for McConville (60), S Grey for McCoy (60).DONEGAL: L Gallagher; D Foley, E Gallagher, Nicole McLaughlin; A McDonnell, C Hegarty, Niamh McLaughlin; K Herron, R Curran; E Ward, N Hegarty, S McGroddy; A Barrett, Y McMonagle, G McLauglin.Subs: R Boyle for Curran (15), K Keeney for Nicole McLaughlin (h.t.), T Doherty for Ward (h.t.), E McCrory for Barrett (41).Referee: G Carmody (Mayo) DONEGAL LADIES MISS OUT ON PROMOTION AFTER FINAL DEFEAT TO ARMAGH was last modified: May 9th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:armaghDivision 2 finaldonegalSenior Ladieslast_img read more

first_imgBrentford have made three changes for the visit of Wolves, with striker Marco Djuricin handed a rare start.The Austrian replaces Lasse Vibe, while Sergi Canos comes in for Konstantin Kerschbaumer, who drops to the bench.Right-back Maxime Colin is missing from the squad, so Nico Yennaris moves back from midfield, allowing Chelsea loanee John Swift to return. Centre-back Yoann Barbet is available again after serving a one-match ban but Jack O’Connell keeps his place.Wolves welcome back Kortney Hause, who has recovered from a hamstring injury picked up in October, and he replaces Dominic Iorfa in defence.Kevin McDonald and Nathan Byrne start, with George Saville and Tommy Rowe dropping out.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, O’Connell, Bidwell; McEachran, Woods; Canos, Judge, Swift; Djuricin.Subs: Bonham, Clarke, Barbet, Kerschbaumer, Saunders, Hofmann, Vibe.Wolves: Ikeme; Doherty, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Hause; Coady, McDonald, van La Parra, Byrne; Mason, Sigurdarson.Subs: Martinez, Iorfa, Rowe, Price, Saville, Hunte, Le Fondre.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgJoin us Tuesday, August 28, 11 a.m. ET for the second webinar in the Family Finances series, Financial Planning for Life Events. RSVP here. By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, oneill@aesop.rutgers.eduPersonal Financial Management program staff often counsel military families about the financial implications of lifestyle transitions. This includes the decision by service members to get married and merge their financial life with a spouse. When a couple gets married, they usually commingle at least some of their personal finances.Some of the biggest challenges a couple will face include joint goal-setting, establishing accounts at financial institutions, deciding how to pay bills and manage money together, and filing income taxes as a married couple. Both spouses also need to review existing financial documents, such as life insurance policies, IRAs, and 401(k)s, and change the beneficiary designation to their spouse, if desired.Image via Pixabay.com/CC0Marriage is also a good time to draft legal documents such as a will, which stipulates how each spouse’s assets will be distributed. Older couples with substantial funds and/or children from a previous marriage may consider a prenuptial agreement to make decisions in advance about financial matters in the event of death or divorce.Below are six recommendations to share with service members who are about to get married:Set Joint Financial Goals- Make a list of short- and longer- term needs and wants. For example, one spouse may need a new car within a year and, together, a couple wants to buy a house within three years. Determine the cost of each goal and the amount that needs to be saved each month to achieve it on time. As an initial financial goal, plan to save at least 3 months living expenses for emergencies such as car repairs.Develop a Spending Plan– Prepare a spending plan (a.k.a., budget) that includes savings for financial goals. Review and revise it as needed. A simple spending plan includes monthly net income, fixed expenses, flexible expenses, and occasional expenses that are paid less frequently than monthly (e.g., quarterly insurance premiums, college tuition, and vacation expenses).Develop a Cash Management Plan– Decide if and how you want to merge financial accounts (e.g., savings and checking). Some couples prefer one joint account while others prefer two separate accounts or a combination of separate and joint accounts. There is no one “right” way for married couples to handle their finances. Factors to consider include convenience, a desire by each spouse for some personal “spending money,” and the minimum balances required by financial institutions to avoid fees.Develop a Payment Plan-Decide how to divide household expenses. If the incomes of two working spouses are fairly equal, bills can be split 50/50. If there is a substantial difference in earnings, bills can be pro-rated. For example, the spouse who earns 70% of household income would pay 70% of the couple’s expenses. The other spouse who earns 30% of total income would pay the remaining 30% of the bills.Come Clean About Credit– Review each other’s credit reports prior to marriage. If a spouse-to-be has a poor credit history, don’t apply for a joint loan (e.g., mortgage) or credit cards. Keep your credit histories separate until negative information drops off the poor credit report, usually in 7 years (10 years for bankruptcy). If one spouse co-signs a loan for the other, he or she becomes legally responsible. Similarly, if financial accounts are merged, assets of the spouse with a good credit history can be seized by creditors.Adjust Your Tax Withholding– Complete a new W-4 form (available from each spouse’s employer) to reflect your new marital status. Two-paycheck working couples may need to have more tax withheld to cover the higher taxes that may be due on their combined income. Instead of claiming one withholding allowance, one or both spouses may want to claim zero or even have an additional amount withheld so they don’t fall short of what they owe. Conversely, couples with one earner may experience a “tax bonus” as a result of marriage and need less tax withheld than before. This is because they will benefit from the higher dollar amounts on tax brackets for married couples versus singles.last_img read more

first_imgThe ailing Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar, reached Goa on Sunday afternoon by an air ambulance after his discharge from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, where he had been under treatment for nearly a month.He was taken to his private residence near here in an ambulance from the Dabolim airport. An ambulance and a medical crew have been kept ready at his residence. He was admitted to the AIIMS on September 15. He has been in and out of hospitals for more than seven months.On Friday, Mr. Parrikar held a meeting of his Ministers and State BJP leaders at the AIIMS. Thereafter, his condition was said to have deteriorated.Also Read Parrikar to stay as Goa Chief Minister: Amit Shah  Cong. seeks resignationThe Opposition Congress has been demanding his resignation because of his prolonged illness and absence from office.However, Union Minister Shripad Naik dismissed any possibility of dissolution of the Goa Assembly and expressed confidence that the government would complete its term.Mr. Naik said there was an improvement in Mr. Parrikar’s health but he needed to take rest.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

first_imgYour body isn’t the only thing that grows quickly during the first years of life. Your microbiome, the population of bacteria that lives in your gut and elsewhere in your body, has a growth spurt, too—and disrupting it might lead to health problems down the line. A new study of mice shows that interrupting the development of gut microbial populations with low doses of antibiotics early in life disturbs their metabolism and boosts the risk of obesity later on.In recent years, researchers have realized that the microbes living in your gut are crucial for several functions, including building a strong immune system. Infancy is a particularly important time for developing a robust microbiome, a process that begins with the microbes a newborn picks up on its way through the birth canal. Children born by cesarean section, as well as those who receive antibiotics during their first year of life, have a higher risk of developing immune disorders such as asthma and type 1 diabetes. Epidemiological studies show an elevated risk for obesity among these children as well, although the effect seems to be very small.But Martin Blaser, a microbiologist at New York University in New York City, suspected that the microbiome’s development has a bigger impact on metabolism later in life. Studies with livestock such as pigs and chickens showed that low doses of antibiotics administered when animals are young caused them to grow faster and increased the amount of fat they gained. 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As expected, penicillin changed the animals’ gut microbiota by reducing the numbers of lactobacilli and several other species that are believed to be beneficial. But this effect disappeared within a couple of weeks of the last antibiotic dose. Ten weeks later, however, treated mice that ate high-fat diets started gaining weight like mad, the team reports today in Cell. Females were particularly vulnerable: They added twice as much body fat as did their untreated female cousins that ate the same high-fat diet. Mice dosed with antibiotics that fed on normal diets did not gain weight, nor did older mice that received antibiotics.To find out whether the mice’s disturbed microbiomes or the antibiotic itself caused the metabolic changes, the team transplanted microbes from treated mice into mice previously kept completely germ-free. The recipients immediately began gaining weight when put on a high-fat diet, suggesting that the altered cast of microbiomes was responsible for the metabolic changes. Meanwhile, germ-free mice given the gut microbes of untreated mice did not gain weight.“This is a very good study because it moves beyond correlations and proves causality,” says microbiologist Willem de Vos of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, who was not involved in the study. Jeremy Nicholson, a biomolecular scientist at Imperial College London, adds that the study reveals that changes to the overall physiology of organisms may indeed result from relatively small disruptions of the gut microbiome, “which might have major long-term health outcomes.”De Vos cautions against jumping to conclusions about what the study means for humans, whose guts contain very different bacteria than do those of mice. Moreover, he adds, “you would never give a child a low dose of antibiotics for a long period. You want to know the impact of repetitive, short treatments with a high dosage.” Also, future studies will have to measure the impact of different antibiotics, rather than just penicillin, he says.Blaser agrees that more work needs to be done, but he is confident that a connection between early life antibiotic use and obesity will eventually be confirmed in humans. “A lot of work on obesity has been focused on diet and calories. That has not been sufficient to explain the obesity epidemic,” Blaser says. Antibiotics could be a missing piece of the puzzle.last_img read more

first_imgSheila Ferguson made her name singing in The Three Degrees in the 60s and 70s. She went to Kerala to film the TV programme The Real Marigold Hotel, which is designed to make people think about growing old in India. Related Itemslast_img